July 03, 2012 — When a hurricane occurs, time for preparation may not be available, therefore, the Principal Investigator and/or laboratory director should do advance planning and preparation appropriate to the specific needs of that laboratory. Current Emergency Preparedness information for the University may always be found at http://www.miami.edu/prepare; it is recommended that the Disaster Plan be reviewed, particularly the section on Unit Level Preparations which lists many issues for consideration in developing a plan specific to that laboratory. Additional general information regarding the handling and storage of chemicals and biological agents may be found in the Laboratory Safety Manual. The following recommendations are intended to minimize the damage resulting from a hurricane should the integrity of the laboratory structure be compromised. More info at: Hurricane Preparations for Laboratories.
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